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FREE admission to SC kindergartners Aug. 15 @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Free admission for rising kindergartners Sandbox Children's MuseumThe Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. presents the second annual Countdown to Kindergarten. This is a celebration for rising kindergartners and their families.


August 15, 2014, 5p-8p. Countdown to Kindergarten provides parents with an opportunity to connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies and community to learn about available educational, health and community resources. Let the countdown begin!

About The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters family and community. Established in 2005, and located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, The Sandbox is the only non-profit play and learning center of its kind in the Low Country featuring region-related exhibits, crafts and programming specifically designed to stimulate curiosity, evoke creativity and motivate learning in children ages eight and under. For more information about The Sandbox, visit  or call (843) 842-7645.

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928


FREE Family Fun Day, Aug. 8 @ Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Whether you live in Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. or are making a daytrip from the Greater Savannah area, Coastal Discovery Museum is a fun place for kids to visit – especially when there are educational kids’ programs happening.

Check out events happening at Coastal Discovery Museum by clicking here.

FREE Family Fun Day
Fri. August 8, 2014 10 am – 3 pm
Explore Honey Horn’s programs & activities on Free Family Day,  Aug. 8 when there will be no charge for admission  (donations are appreciated)
10% off store purchases (20% for members), excluding consignment items. (Proceeds from sales benefit the Coastal Discovery Museum educational programs.)

Discover Blue Crabs
Learn about Loggerhead Sea Turtles
Meet the Marsh Tacky Horses
Visit the Butterfly Enclosure
Indigo Tie Dye
Close Up Critters
Explore an ‘archaeological site’ with Camp Dig It
Look for birds with the HH Audubon Society
Visit the Sandbox Traveling Museum (11-3)

For additional information call 843-689-6767, ext 223

Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926, tel: (843) 689-6767, email,

Christmas in July at The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Hilton Head Is. kids' activities museums You’re invited to Christmas in July, 10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 23 2014. Snow is in Santa’s forecast while you play at The Sandbox’s fourth annual “Christmas in July”.

Activities include:
· play in the snow
· jump in The Sandbox’s Bounce Castle
· see The Sandbox in Christmas décor
· Make a Christmas Tree ornament
· decorate (and eat) sugar cookies,
· enjoy fun arts & crafts,
· meet and chat with Santa!
· play in The Sandbox’s cool museum
· fill your tummy with hot dogs, chips, brownies, & lemonade.

COST: $10 per person, under 12 months free

$8 per person seniors, Sandbox members, active military

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928


Sandbox @ the Stables: Labor Day celebration @ Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Labor Day kids activities: Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Is.The Sandbox Children’s Museum and Lawton Stables , both on Hilton Head Is., invite you & your family to “Sandbox at the Stables” this Labor Day 2014.

Everyone is invited to this community celebration on Labor Day Monday, September 1 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Lawton Stables, located inside Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. (about a 1 hr drive from Savannah).

This event will include: Music, Pony rides, hayrides and the animal farm, The Sandbox’s Imagination Hour, craft projects and mobile interactive museum exhibits A pitching radar Kids Zone’s inflatable water slides and bounce houses Cappy the Clown Face painting Family activities like bocce ball, frisbee, ring toss, horse shoes and corn hole  

There will be concessions available for purchase and refreshments including, snow cones and cotton candy.

Participants may bring their own picnic provisions and beverages.

Participants can purchase additional tickets for food, drinks and some activities.

Admission is $5 per person, children 12 months and under are free. LOTS OF FREE ACTIVITIES. (Plus $6 Sea Pines gate entrance fee per auto)

(The Sandbox at the Pope Avenue location will be closed on Labor Day)

Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928 tel: (843) 671-2586,


Daily Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument

Starting May 31, 2014

Fort Pulaski National Monument offers guided tours at the following times:
Sunday through Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Through the tour, visitors will see one of the nation’s finest examples of a seacoast fortification, while learning about the construction and engineering of Fort Pulaski, Civil War technology, rifled cannons, general fort life, and the Battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862. Tours meet inside the fort and usually last 45 minutes to an hour.

More info here. 

Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

Splash Fest 2014 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, July 26

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Splash Festival at Savannah Children's Museum

You’re invited to Splash Fest 2014 at Savannah Children’s Museum , Saturday, July 26 2014, 9 AM-2 PM.

Join Savannah Children’s Museum for fun water-based programs & activities.

Last year this was Savannah Children’s Museum most highly attended special weekend.  This year they’re going all out again with fun ways to keep cool and beat the heat – art activities, science activities, and, of course, WATER activities.

All activities are included with membership or daily admission.

Water Wonders all day!
10:30 Story Time
11:30 Creative Crafts
12:30 Super Science
1:30 Story Time

Bathing suits may be worn under clothing. You many want to bring a change of clothing and a towel for your child. Since shoes are required, it’s highly recommend that kids don water-safe shoes to protect their feet.

Admission is $7.50 per person ages
1 and older and free for members. Summer Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM.

Savannah Children’s Museum is at 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401.

Two soccer 3-night mini-camps offered in July by Savannah United

Monday, July 7th, 2014

mini soccer camps in Savannah SSA Savannah United is excited to offer 2 different mini-camp options at the end of July for your younger children (ages 4 to 9). The soccer club has partnered with some local organizations to offer an exciting 3 night camp at an incredibly low cost.

Each mini-camp will be run by Program Director Matt Pritchard, who has a NSCAA National Coaching License. (and is a favorite soccer coach loved by every kid who has had him as a coach)

For just $15, your child can experience what soccer is like with a professional run club. This is a great chance to see if soccer is something they would love to do, also a fantastic way to see what practice could be like if you signed up with a professional soccer club.

SSA Savannah United wants to invite you to register for the mini-camp in Richmond Hill or the mini-camp in Pooler/Bloomingale. And a huge thanks to Gateway Church for helping Savannah United host a camp in Pooler/Bloomingdale and New Life Church for helping Savannah United host in Richmond Hill.

You can get more information and register online today at (camps are at the bottom of the page). If you have any questions, please call Savannah United at 912-691-2472.

Mini-camp Dates: 

July 21st – 3 night mini-camp in Richmond Hill begins. Details here.

July 28th – 3 night mini-camp in Bloomingdale begins. Details here.

Pre-Season Training & Fall Season Registration Deadline

July 29th – 3 week pre-season training begins in Bloomingdale, Savannah, and Wilmington Island. Details here.

September 1st – Registration closes for the FALL 2014 season

SSA Savannah United – One Vision. One Community. One Club., 912-691-2472 email: Savannah United is a advertiser

Join July summer fun with Kindermusik parent & me classes, Savannah

Monday, July 7th, 2014

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It’s not too late to join in for July summer fun with Kindermusik in Savannah!

Enrollment is ongoing and you can join in at anytime. Babies ages 0′s and 1′s meet at 9:30am on Mondays for “Nighty Night”. Toddlers ages 2′s and 3′s meet at 10:20am on Mondays for “Beach Days”. Call 912.988.KEYS (5397) to schedule a free trial class.

Also, join Kindermusik for their July play date: “BUGS, BUGS, BUGS in my backyard!” Play dates are open to ages 0-7. Sibling discounts available. July’s class will meet Monday, July 21 at 11:10am.

To enroll online, visit and click on the Kindermusik link. Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397), then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a advertiser

Celebrate Oatland Is. Wildlife Center’s 40th Birthday w/ admission discount, kids’ activities

Monday, July 7th, 2014

40th logoAug. 31 2014 is Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s Birthday!

Bring the family to celebrate Oatland’s 40th Birthday, 10 AM-4 PM Aug. 31.

Admission will be 40% off.

There will be animal encounters, animal enrichment talks, birds of prey programs, birthday cake and more!

Call 912-395-1516 or click here for more information.

For more summer programs happening @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, click here. 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, 31410 tel: (912) 395-1212

FREE family stargazing night @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Aug. 30 ), Savannah

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Don’t miss the FREE late summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden Saturday Aug. 30 8-10 PM. Telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of a classic science-fiction film “The Day of the Triffids” starting at 7:30 in the Annex educational building. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn.

Once the sun sets, join the group on the Great Lawn to gaze upward with the help of telescopes set up by the Association.  Feel free to bring food, lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and tobacco products are prohibited

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event! More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information,, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah to offer new science programs for homeschool families

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

homeschool nature programs Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah Attention homeschool families in the Greater Savannah area

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) is happy to announce the addition of four new educational programs to their popular Roots & Shoots Environmental Education curriculum.

These wonderful new programs include lessons on the water cycle, pollinators, nature poetry and Odonatas (dragonflies!). Please click here for more information

These educational programs are based on Georgia state standards for science grades K-6. Some programs start in September and all programs fill up quickly.

Registration begins next week on Monday, July 7th. C ost is $5 to $8 per child per program. More information here. 

More than 200 live butterflies at the Savannah Mall, JULY 4- JULY 27

Monday, June 30th, 2014

ButterFliesLive interactive butterfly display at Savannah Mall July 4-27 2014.

During July, you and your kids can watch the magic of butterflies come alive before your eyes at the center court of the Savannah Mall

The ‘Butterflies’ exhibit features over 200 live butterflies from a variety of species tucked away inside a beautiful conservatory. Open noon-8 PM Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 PM Sun.

You can enter into the conservatory and enjoy a hands-on experience with the butterflies. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will explain the life cycle of a butterfly to attendees and everyone will be able to interact with the butterflies one-on-one.

Savannah Mall will host the butterfly event July 4-27 2014.

The goal of Butterflies is to educate in a fun and safe environment. Butterflies’ strives to educate and engage youths as well as adults.

In addition to the experience of seeing, touching and interacting with an array of butterflies, you can take home one’s very own caterpillars.

Guided tours

There are also guided tours taking place every 10-30 minutes depending on traffic. One of the staff will take the group inside the conservatory and explain the stages of life between the caterpillar and butterfly. Once the guided tour is over, participants will be able to explore the conservatory on their own; interacting with up to 200 butterflies.


Admission: $3 per person and a child 8 and younger is free with the adult purchase. In addition to the conservatory, there is also a free craft activity where participants are welcome to create their very own flapping wing butterfly.

Field trips

If you’re a teacher or group who loves butterflies, there are field trip opportunities for students and other groups to experience the program in depth. With just $4 each student, or group member, gets to enjoy a 3 section field trip. The field trip is one hour and thirty minutes long with each section being a half hour. The first section consists of the wonderful experience inside the house interacting with the butterflies. The second section is a craft where everyone can learn about the parts of the butterfly, then get to make one’s own to take home. The last section is a presentation where we teach you all about the butterflies’ life cycle, parts, and some interesting fun facts. At the end of the presentation there is also an entertaining Jeopardy type game where students are engaged to answer questions about the presentation. For more information including how to make reservations, click here. 

Butterflies Gift & Educational Shop

“Butterflies!” is a one-stop-shop for everything butterfly-related. There is a retail section which encompasses a wide variety of items, from butterfly suckers to bug houses, clothing and everything in-between. In addition, everyone is welcome to Adopt-a-butterfly. For $9, you can take home the entire experience as you watch your very own caterpillars grow and hatch into beautiful butterflies.

More information on the live, interactive butterfly display here. 

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31419, (912) 927-7467, Savannah Mall is a advertiser

Celebrate Fourth of July with Coastal Heritage Society kids’ events, Savannah

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Fourth of July kids activities in Savannah Celebrate our nation’s independence with Coastal Heritage Society kids’ events in Savannah.

Before your barbecue and fireworks, you and your family can enjoy exciting programming and demonstrations downtown at Tricentennial Park and all weekend long at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah.

Tricentennial Park

Aside from regular daily programming, you’ll be able to participate in a Revolutionary Battlefield Tour with a Revolutionary soldier. Tours begin in the lobby at Savannah History Museum. Guests go through the History Museum learning the background of the Battle of Savannah and then head out to Battlefield Memorial Park where you’ll get a hands-on experience of what the Revolutionary battle was like. Guests will also get to watch a musket demonstration. Learn more about Tricentennial Park by clicking here.

Savannah History Museum is at 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah, 31401

Tricentennial Park visitors at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah will also get a special treat. On the 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm steam train ride tours there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This important text, ratified by Congress on July 4, 1776 – 238 years ago, still has the power to excite the imagination and tells the story of the birth of our nation.

See the various Tricentennial Park sites by clicking here.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is at 655 Louisville Road Savannah 31401

Old Fort Jackson

Celebrate July 4th at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah July 4-6 with the special Century of Sentries program. Step into the shoes of the soldiers that were stationed at Georgia’s oldest brick fort during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Experience what life was like for those soldiers: try on period uniforms, participate in an artillery crew, and watch cannon and musket demonstrations. Throughout the day of July 4th there will be a variety of children’s activities, and guests can watch the blacksmith at work. Learn more about the Century of Sentries program by clicking here. 

Learn more about Old Fort Jackson by clicking here. 

Old Fort Jackson is at 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah,  31404

FREE Kindermusik classes for ages 0-7 on June 30, Savannah

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Attention parents of children ages 0-7:

Join Kindermusik in Savannah for a free trial visit on June 30! It’s a great time to try a class to see if you’d like to join the exciting July Kindermusik classes!

For ages 0 & 1: In July, babies ages 0 and 1 will be starting “Nighty Night!” It’s nighttime, but not quite bedtime yet! Babies will explore the night through music and movement…see the moon and twinkling stars, and say hello to Wee Willie Winkie and the man in the moon. Finally, it’s time to get ready for bed….with bath time, a little playtime, and then it’s time to say Nighty Night. This class meets Mondays at 9:30am and begins July 7 and will meet every Monday in July.

For toddlers: Toddlers ages 2 and 3 will begin “Beach Days”! Breathe in that salty water and take in the wide ocean rolling in and out. Crabs are scuttling, fish are swimming, toes are wiggling and bells are jingling…this unit is filled with sun, fun and musical play. This class meets Mondays at 10:20am and begins July 7 and will meet every Monday in July.

To enroll online, or sign up for a free trial class, visit the website at and click on the Kindermusik link. Or, call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

All class sizes are limited.

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397), then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a advertiser

FREE 30-minute golf clinics for families during July 2014 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Golf Club at Savannah Harbor

The Club at Savannah Harbor offers FREE 30-minute golf clinics for families during July 2014, which is family golf month.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email,   The Club at Savannah Harbor is a advertiser.

FREE Shark Tooth Hunt for kids with the famous Shark Tooth Fairy, Port Royal, SC, June 28

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

sharkteethThis is so worth the roadtrip to Port Poyal, near Beaufort, S.C.

The Shark Tooth Fairy, Mike Harris, invites kids to come to The Sands beach in Port Royal (a roughly 1 hr drive or less from Savannah) this Saturday June 28 2014 starting at 11 AM. Kids can look for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth and other fossilized finds and take what they find home with them. Over 200 pounds of sharks teeth and fossils donated from all over the world will be hidden on the beach for kids to find. 

Read more about Shark Tooth Fairy Mike Harris here.

FREE & open to the public.

Harris – an avid fossil and shark tooth collector (as well as an overall fun character)- will spread pounds of shark teeth and a bunch of cool bones on the beach just in time for the kids’ arrival at 11 AM.  Info on The Sands in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort here.

Stay updated and learn more about The Shark Tooth Fairy by friending Mike Harris on Facebook here. We attended previous shark tooth and fossil hunt and even though we didn’t find a shark tooth, we were so entertained & impressed by this guy’s enthusiasm.

Learn more here. 

SIDE TRIPS: Make a day of it and pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort or check out fun playgrounds in Beaufort by clicking here. Stay all day & catch a drive-in movie at the Hwy 21 Drive-In.

FREE Circus King Shows @ Live Oak Public Library branches

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

 Sean Driscoll presents “The Circus King,” a live action show that combines puppets, animation, magic and music in this hilarious production. A young boy is lost at sea and raised by a circus of misfits. See how a baboon, an allergic elephant and a lazy lion help him find his destiny. Ages 3 and older. Details here. 

Pooler Library, 748-0471
Wednesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, June 25, 4:00 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Thursday, June 26, 11 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, June 26, 3 p.m.
Bull Street Library, 652-3600
Friday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.
W.W. Law Library, 236-8040
Friday, June 27, 3 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Monday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.
Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742
Monday, June 30, 3 p.m.
Port City, 964-8013
Tuesday, July 1, 10:30 a.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Tuesday, July 1, 3 p.m.
W. Broad Library, 232-6395
Wednesday, July 2, 11 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Wednesday, July 2, 4:00 p.m.

Sharks, Whale, Jelly, Sift & Seine beach walks @ Tybee Is.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Beach walks with Tybee Marine Science CenterKid-friendly walks, talks & treks with Tybee Island Marine Science Center are each an hour long and cost $10 per person ($9 for members; kids four and under are free).

Reservations can be made up to one week in advance, either in person or on the phone. The science center is open daily from 10 to 5, at 1509 Strand Avenue. Phone reservations are available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 912-786-5917.

(May 24 – September 1)

Please understand that all times are subject to availability, based on the tides, program scheduling, and capacity limitations. Please call up to a week ahead to confirm your program and reserve your slots, 912-786-5917.

South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Sift & Seine @ 1:00p.m.
Marsh Trek @ 3:30p.m.

South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Jelly Jive @ 1:00p.m.
North Beach Walk @ 3:30p.m.

South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Shark Jaw @ 1:00p.m.
Sift & Seine @ 3:30p.m.

South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Turtle Talk @ 1:00p.m.
North Beach Ecology Walk @ 3:30p.m.

South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Whale Tale @ 1:00p.m.
Marsh Trek @ 3:30p.m.

South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Turtle Talk @ 1:00p.m.
Sift & Seine @ 3:30p.m.

South Beach Walks @ 10:30a.m. & 1:00p.m.
Sift & Seine @ 3:30p.m.

Beach Walks: Guided walks on the beach to learn about coastal Georgia’s tides, dunes, and the wildlife that live in and around the ocean. South beach walks meet at the science center. North beach walks meet at the north end of the island, near the lighthouse.

Turtle Talks: Join in for an intro into the lives of Georgia’s nesting sea turtles. Learn about their nesting habitat and Tybee’s conservation efforts.

Marsh Treks: Guided trek through Georgia’s salt marsh. Explore in the mud, find creatures, and learn why the estuary is the ocean’s nursery. Marsh Treks meet off-site, at the Spanish Hammock. For safety reasons closed-heel, closed-toe shoes are required. Directions are provided at sign-up.

Shark Jaws: Bulls, nurses, and tigers all have something in common. We’ll jaw about the most misunderstood beasts in the ocean.

Jelly Jives: Jellies don’t have a heart, but that’s not why they sting. Understand the role they play in the health of our ocean.

Whale Tales: Georgia’s coast is the calving ground for a 70-ton toothless whale. Hear these giants’ tale and of local efforts to protect them.

Due to limited capacities, payment is required at the time of registration. Refunds can only be provided in the case of program cancellation due to inclement weather.

Larger group, school, and scout badge programs are available year round and are booked by request. Please call Cody at 912-786-5917 for more information or to book any type of program.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1509 Strand Ave Tybee Island, Ga 31328 912-786-5917 or 1-866-557-9172 email,

Kids’ high-tech entertainment: Mobile GameTruck offers June deal

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

GameTruck Hilton Head Savannah children's birthday parties

We love this high-tech kids’ entertainment option: have a state-of-the art Mobile Game Theater come to your house.

That’s what GameTruck Hilton Head offers not just for Hilton Head Is. but also for Savannah, Bluffton, Pooler & the surrounding area.

JUNE 2014 SPECIAL: Mention you read about GameTruck Hilton Head Island on & receive this deal during June! Receive GameTruck’s weekdayprice of $299 for the remainder of the month ANY DAY if you mention you read about this special on Just call Gametruck’s local number to receive the offer, 843-619-7FUN(7386)

GameTruck’s Original Mobile Video Game Theater™ features five flat screen TVs (yes, five!), dozens of video games, the latest consoles, climate control, two vendor doors. This video-game paradise on wheels is staffed by experienced GameCoaches. Talk about posh & fun. Just what your little gamers would love.

Kids' birthday party video entertainment Savannah

GameTruck isn’t just for children’s birthday parties. This kind of interactive video game entertainment is perfect for block parties, corporate events, summer events/camps, fund-raisers, school functions & more. Even better: GameTruck Hilton Head is locally owned & operated.

Book Now: GameTruck brings the excitement right to your door
888-602-GAME (4263)
843-619-7FUN (7386)

Gametruck Hilton Head, (843) 619-7386, email , On Facebook here.

Dance Camp, Art Camp, Hip Hop, Theater Camp @ The Coastal Peforming Arts Academy, Pooler

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014


It’s a Summer Camp Explosion @ Coastal Performing Arts Academy in Pooler.
Click here for more information
Sign up your child for Art Camp, Hip Hop and Theater Camp for all ages
Pooler Studio: Mon.-Fri. 4:30pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-1pm

Go by the studio 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station Pooler, 31322 between 9am-8pm to register or call 912-656-1744 or 912-988-1521.


Art Camp at Coastal Performing Arts Academy in Pooler

Art Camp
July 7-11
Ages 3-5 – 9:30- 10:15 Cost : $60
Ages 6-11 – 10:30 – 12:30 Cost: $125
Cost includes all materials. Details here. 


Hip Hop Summer Dance Camp Pooler

Hip Hop Camp
July 14-18
Ages 4-5 – 9:30-10:30 Cost: $75
Ages 6-7 – 10:30-11:30 Cost: $75. Details here. 

Broadway Bound Summer Camp Pooler

Broadway Bound Camp
July 21-25 from 9am-12
Art, Dance and Theater with a show on Friday. Students will learn lines, dance steps and create all the scenery and costumes. Details here. 

Register: Go by The Coastal Performing Arts Academy studio 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station Pooler, 31322 between 9am-8pm to register or call 912-656-1744 or 912-988-1521.

Pooler Registration:

June 27 9am-2pm
July 11 4pm-8pm
July 18 4pm-8pm
Every Tuesday & Thursday in July from 4pm-8pm

Springfield Registration:
August 2nd 10am-2pm

Coastal Performing Arts Academy, 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler, 31322 tel: (912) 988-1521 email, Coastal Performing Arts Academy is a advertiser

Kindermusik Playdate open to ages 0-7, June 23, Savannah

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants SavannahJoin

It’s not too late to sign up for next week’s June Kindermusik play date!

Open to children ages 0-7: theme is “Music and Motion at the Ocean!”

Class meets Monday June 23, at 11:10am. All participants get an instrument, a download card for 10 Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end of class! Sibling discounts offered. Sign up at or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

For more info or to enroll online, visit the 88 KEYS PIANO website at then click on the Kindermusik tab or call 912-988-5397. Spaces are limited.

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Puppet People Workshops, Shows during June 2014, Savannah

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Two great Puppet Workshops and Shows in the Month of June at the Puppet People studio in Savannah

Summer Puppet People Shows Workshops Savannah Bobby Bear’s Berry Best Day workshop and show is for all ages. It will be on Friday June 20th beginning at 11 AM. For event details click here.

Puppet People workshops, shows Summer 2014 Savannah Soft Sculpture Puppet Making Workshop is great for Early Childcare Educators, Recreational Leaders, Scout Leaders, Art Teachers and anyone above ten years old. It will be 9 AM-1 PM Sat. June 21. Details here. 

Contact 912.355.3366, email  or visit

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Summer Early Goals toddler soccer program available in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Effingham

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Early Goals Toddler Soccer Savannah Summer 2014Savannah United Soccer is excited to bring the Early Goals toddler soccer program to families in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler and Effingham County this summer of 2014.

For Savannah United, enjoyment is central to the concept of play and is one of the major priorities in the Early Goals soccer program. As a motivational factor there is possibly none greater than the enjoyment provided by the satisfaction of the play characteristic. .

“Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings.”

The Early Goals program is a fantastic way to introduce your toddlers to the sports world Savannah United’s professional staff will work with the children on coordination, listening skills and introduce them to the joy of the ‘Beautiful Game’

View more information and register online by clicking here.

“Hook” matinee June 14 @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Hook summer movie Savannah Hook (1991)
Saturday June 14 at 3 pm
Presented by Lucas Theatre

Don’t miss Happy Half Hour before each of Lucas Theatre’s Summer Movies. From 2-2:30 enjoy half price beer and popcorn specials.

The film acts as a sequel to J. M. Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, focusing on a grown-up Peter Pan who has forgotten his childhood. Now known as Peter Banning (Robin Williams) he is a successful corporate lawyer with a wife and two children. Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith) now tells him who he really is and encourages him to re-discover his happy thoughts, transform himself into the Peter Pan of the past, and go rescue his children. With the encouragement of Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), it’s off to Never Land to rescue his kids.
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Rated PG. 144 mins.
Tickets are $8 general admission or $5 student/senior/military/child. Also eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass. Available online by clicking here or by calling 912-525-5050.

Kids can earn Civil War badges at Georgia state parks this summer & Junior Ranger badges at National Parks

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Civil War badges for kids Georgia State Parks Get more out of your visits to state parks & national monuments.

This summer kids can get a limited edition Civil War badge from Georgia State Parks. Georgia State Parks and Historic sites are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with this limited addition Junior Ranger badge.

Children are required to complete a certain number of activities such as visiting certain state parks, attend special events, find historic markers et. For ages 7 and older. Details here.

FREE Junior Ranger booklets at National Parks

This state park program is similar to the Junior Ranger program available at National Parks & Historic sites like Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Cumberland Island, Ga. and Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island. For more information about the Junior Ranger program click here.

Daily Civil War soldier programs Tuesday-Saturdays @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activitiesLocated south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister state park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.

A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds. There’s also a nature trail.

SOLDIER PROGRAMS: Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning at 1 p.m. Learn about the American Civil War, soldier life, medicine, infantry, weapons and more from staff historians.

Fort McAllister State Park
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office and Museum Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Historic Site Admission:
- $7.50 Adults
- $6.50 Seniors (62+)
- $4.50 Youth (6-17)
- $2.00 Child (under 6)
Group rates available with advance notice.

Summer kids’ events

*WEEKLY SOLDIER PROGRAMS: Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning at 1 p.m. Learn about the American Civil War, soldier life, medicine, infantry, weapons and more from staff historians.

Full Moon Stargazers Party
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Take a trip to Fort McAllister to see the night sky in a new way. With the moon to light up the night, this will be the perfect opportunity to see the stars shining brightly above us. Ms. Mullenax, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at AASU, will be here to help you discover and define the starry sky. $7 per Individual $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Rowe’s Guide to the Great Outdoors
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about almost every plant or animal on the Georgia Coast, then you’ll want to stop by for a 3 mile day hike on our trail with Master Naturalist Rowe. $5 in addition to the Parking fee $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Labor Day Festival
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
You deserve a little R&R for all your hard work, so gather the family up, kick back and enjoy yourselves at our Labor Day Festival! Visitors who wish to only use the Day Use outside of the fort will require a $5 ParkPass. Fort and museum visitors need to pay for admission at the museum when they arrive. $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.

“Incoming!” with Shuman’s Artillery
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Civil War History Event: Listen and learn about the use of artillery in the Civil War with our local expert Eddie Shuman. From mortars to howitzers and more, Shuman’s talk on artillery will be a blast. Date and time subject to change. $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.

Summer kids’ nature programs @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Summer Kids programs at Oatland Wildlife Center This summer Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah offers enhanced programming. No pre-registration required for either program.

Bird of Prey (Hunters of the Sky) Wednesdays at 11:30 AM  June 11-July 30 2014

This 45 minute raptor interpretive program offers an inspiring way to learn about birds of prey including falcons, hawks and owls. You will get a close encounter with a few of our glove trained raptors such as: Womack the peregrine falcon, Hunter the red tailed hawk, Wahoohoo the barred owl and Icarus the screech owl. You will learn how each of these animals came to live at Oatland Island Wildlife Center and the unique characteristics that allow them to survive and prosper.

Program prices Adults: $7
Children 4 – 18, seniors, and active military: $5
Children 3 and under: free
Friends of Oatland Members: $2

Live Creature Feature on Fridays at 11:30 AM June 13-Aug. 1 2014

Each week we feature some of our reptilian and mammalian friends in a 45 minute live animal encounter. Learn about the unique characteristics of each organism and how they survive and some of the challenges they face living in our human environment.

Program prices
Adults: $7
Children 4 – 18, seniors, and active military: $5
Children 3 and under: free
Friends of Oatland Members: $2

For non-Friends of Oatland Members, this fee includes your admission to the Wildlife Center. While Friends of Oatland Members generally enjoy free admission to the Wildlife Center, enhanced programming always requires an additional fee. All proceeds benefit the animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, 31410 tel: (912) 395-1212

FREE Summertime Bowling for Kids, Savannah & Pooler

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Two programs offer free bowling during summer in Savannah & Pooler

Perfect rainy day or just really hot day activity: FREE bowling.

There are two ways kids can bowl for free during summer 2013:

Free summer bowling for kids in Pooler1. : Registered Kids receive 2 FREE games of bowling every day all summer Long (Shoe rental not included). Through August 31 2014 at Frames N Games 6 Towne Center Ct. Pooler, GA, 31322 (912) 330-5577. Offered until Aug. 31 on the following days & times:
Tuesday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday 6:00pm — 9:30pm


Free bowling for summer 2013 in Savannah, Hilton Head Is2. Free bowling for kids all summer long! Registered kids in the Summer Unplugged program can bowl two games per day (Shoe rental not included). Offered through summer. FREE bowling is available from open until 6 p.m. weekdays, based on lane availability.
Savannah Lanes 115 Tibet Ave. Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 925-0320

Mobile GameTruck offers Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Math activities for classrooms, camps, events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

GameTruck STEAM Summer Program This summer, GameTruck Hilton Head Island is rolling out an interactive summer program – GameTruck’s Summer of STEAM program – designed to help classrooms, day camps, and city events get kids more involved and provide educational entertainment.

GameTruck Hilton Head  - which serves Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is. & the surrounding area  – has two distinct Summer of STEAM programs, Space and Plants & Animals, both geared towards ages 6-12.

These programs are flexible and can be customized to fit your needs. GameTruck is also a great student reward and fundraising option. Contact GameTruck if you have any questions or would like to schedule a demo presentation: 888-602-GAME (4263) 843-619-7FUN (7386) More info here.

GameTruck Hilton Head is locally owned & operated.

Book Now: GameTruck brings the excitement right to your door 888-602-GAME (4263) 843-619-7FUN (7386)

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Pottery Summer Camps @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Pottery Summer Camps Savannah Pottery camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot are underway and limited spots still available so register now at

Each week young students will learn a variety of ceramic techniques. Children will create on the potter’s wheel and use several hand building methods as they unleash their imaginations as they create wonderful works of art. Each camp will have an inspirational theme and will be different each week, giving the opportunity for children to be involved in multiple camps.

Click here to register

Camp Schedule
Each weekly camp will be held Monday-Friday 9am-12noon
$150 includes all supplies

Week 3- June 16- June 20, Ages 8-15
Week 4- June 23- June 27, Ages 6-10,
Week 5- July 7- July 11, Ages 6-10
Week 6- July 14-July 18, Ages 8-15
Week 7- July 21- July 25, Ages 6-10
Week 8- July 28- August 1, Ages 6-10
Week 9- August 4 -August 8, Ages 8-15
Week 10- August 11- August 15, Ages 6-10
Week 11- August 18-22, Preschool week Ages 3,4,5

Enjoy a week at Scribble Art Studio’s Summer camp and keep creating with us for a week of pottery camp and receive 20% off (see registration form for details on discounts)

Pottery Camp sizes are limited to 7-12 children so register early. Payment with registration will secure your child’s spot.There is a $50 cancellation fee for all camps
Click here to register

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

For all information either call Lisa Bradley at 912-509-4647 or e-mail

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Savannah’s Clay Spot,, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail